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"What's That; Baby?"

.."You Know What I Like!"..Yes; Richie Valens; Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper are now considered "Rock & Roll Immortals" and recalled fondly on "The Day The Music Died!" (The "Big Bopper" was primarilly "A Singing Disc Jockey"; And a true Fan & Avid supporter of all the early Rock & Roll and Rockabilly Artists!) {Mostly remembered today for his "Novelty Hit Single" "Chantilly Lace"; A Roiling; Rollicking & Ribald number with a nod to Jerry Lee Lewis's "Boogie-Woogie" piano style!} (History tells us that we could have also lost Waylon Jennings & Dion on that same fateful flight!)-Paving the way for the Singing & Celebrity D.J.'s of today; From Peter Wolf to Moby; "Big Bopper'; You will "Not Fade Away!" Grimmbo.


This is defanatly worth it !

three stars

three stars is by tommy dee and the teen-aires--he was d.j in san bernadino at the time


Born: October 24, 1930 in Sabine Pass, TX

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s

Legendary as one of the three rock greats to die in the tragic 1959 Clear Lake, IA, plane crash that also claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper (born Jiles Perry Richardson) had just established himself as a rock hitmaker with the rollicking "Chantilly Lace." Born in the heart of Texas, Richardson grew up in Beaumont and changed his first name to Jape. He broke into show biz as a DJ over KTRM radio, where he coined the nickname the Big Bopper. He began recording for...
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